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Week beginning 30.03.20

Try to do one task from each section per day. Enjoy :)

You can save any work into this weeks folder in the Sapphire shared drive just like you do at school or you can add any work as an attachment to the weeks google classroom assignment. 

Maths Tasks

  • Complete the sumdog weekly challenge
  • Complete the times table challenge on sumdog
  • Practise knowledge of multiples by placing them into this Carroll diagram.
  • Arithmetic practise on Maths Frame.
  • Look at the different house types on your street (e.g. detached, flats, semi-detached). Create a bar chart or pie chart showing this information.
  • Work on reasoning and problem solving by practising past SATs questions that are broken down into topic areas and have videos linked to you that can be watched if needed. As these are older papers these are suitable for both years 5 and 6. Click on one of the topic areas listed to gain access to the questions.

Writing Tasks

  • Write a diary entry/newspaper report summarising the events from the day. This time this must be the events for another family member.
  • You must choose a nearby location and create a persuasive leaflet about this place. Places you could write about are: Jump360, Stockwood Park and Museum, ZSL Whipsnade or another place that interests them.
  • Find out about a local significant individual. Then write a set of questions to interview that person. Can you answer the questions in role as that person?
  • Luton Airport should expand by building a second runway. Do you agree/disagree? Write an argument about this statement.
  • Story Task: Invent a new character for your very own story. You must think about the setting you created last week and how their character would fit in to this. You must also consider the audience you want your story to appeal to.

Reading Tasks

  • Read another chapter from your reading book.
  • Then write a short review, detailing your likes and dislikes so far. Justify your opinion with examples from the text.
  • Record any words that have captured your interest from the chapter you read. Can you find antonyms for these?
  • Challenge yourself to read to another member of the family. This doesn’t have to be a book so you can be as imaginative as you wish.
  • You can visit authorfy. Join the website so that they can access videos, author masterclasses and other activities over the next few weeks.

Project tasks

The projects this week aim to provide opportunities for you to learn more about the area that you live in. It may focus on your local area, famous people, key landmarks etc.

  • An Architectural Masterpiece- Design a new building/structure to inspire the residents of your local town. You must research, plan, design and then make a model of it using materials from around the house. Create some success criteria and then evaluate your model against this.
  • Promoting Your Local Area- A visitor from another country is coming to stay for a week. You really need to impress them by showing them the most interesting places in your local area. Where would you take them each day? Plan the itinerary for each day detailing the transport that will be taken to each location, how long will be spent there, what will be eaten and any activities that may take place.
  • Where in the World? - Use Google Earth or Google Maps to look at the geographical features of Luton/Hitchin, Aberystwyth and Perth (Australia). How are these places the same? How are these places different? What impacts the similarities and differences? After, you can then choose three different places and do the same thing. Do you notice any patterns?
  • Places of Worship - St Mary's Church, Luton Central Mosque, Luton United Synagogue, Guru Nanak Gurdwara Luton and Shree Sanatan Seva Samaj Hindu Temple and community centre are all places of worship in Birmingham. Can you order them on a timeline based on the year they were first built? Why do you think some of these places were built more recently, whilst others were built many years ago? Do you think the society you live in has had an impact on this?
  • Graffiti Art – Luton recently appealed to graffiti artists to create artwork around the town, but has graffiti always been seen in a positive light? How have attitudes towards graffiti changed over time? Is all graffiti good? Discuss and then ask them to design your own graffiti art using paper and crayons or felt tips.

 

Week beginning 23.03.20

Try to do one task from each section per day. Enjoy :)

You can save any work into this weeks folder in the Sapphire shared drive just like you do at school or you can add any work as an attachment to the weeks google classroom assignment. 

Maths Tasks

  • Get a piece of paper and show everything you know about addition and subtraction. This could be pictures, diagrams, explanations, methods etc. They can be as creative as you want them to be.
  • Complete the sumdog weekly challenge
  • Complete the times table challenge on sumdog
  • Play on Hit the Button - focus on times tables, division facts and squared numbers.
  • Daily arithmetic for different areas of maths. Aim to work on level 4, 5 and 6 activities.
  • Work on reasoning and problem solving by practising past SATs questions that are broken down into topic areas and have videos linked to you that can be watched if needed. As these are older papers these are suitable for both years 5 and 6. Click on one of the topic areas listed to gain access to the questions.

Writing Tasks

  • Write a diary entry/newspaper report summarising the events from the day. You can write this from your own perspective.
  • Think about a member of your family who is a hero/heroine to you. Then create an information report about your chosen hero/heroine. Why not interview that person and include some direct quotes from the interview?
  • What makes your family different to other families? What makes you the same? Write a poem about your family, you may even want to perform it too.
  • Children should only be allowed to watch TV for one hour a day. Do you agree/disagree? Write a discussion about this statement.
  • Story task: Design a setting for a story genre of your choice. You can think about any settings that you have encountered in stories before. Then write a short description including expanded noun phrases.

Reading Tasks

  • Read a chapter from your reading book.
  • Following this, summarise the events from the chapter. They could bullet point what happened, create a comic strip or present the information in your own creative way.
  • Note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter you have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary, reading around the sentence or using print conventions.
  • Challenge yourself to read something around the house that isn’t a book. You can then complete your reading diary following this.

Project tasks

The projects this week aim to provide opportunities for you to gain a better understanding of your own family. Learning may focus on the different makeup of families, what traditions your family has, stories linked to your family etc.

  • Music from the Past - Research music from the decade your parents, grandparents or other older family members were born. What were the most popular bands or singers during this time? Can you perform a song from this decade and create your very own dance routine? Explain how you need to improve your performance in order to achieve your personal best. You could film this and post it on google classroom.
  • Portraits and Photography- Take portrait photographs of your family members considering light and textures. Please focus on family members that you live with. Following this, you can then use the photographs to draw portraits in pen considering light and tone.
  • Classification- Design a classification key based on the simple physical features of your family. You can then test out the keys on each member of your family. Only use ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions. You could use 2Chart on Purple mash for this task.
  • Nature vs Nurture- Talk with your parents about your appearance, your personality and your dreams for the future. How much of this do they believe is determined by your genes? How much of this is determined by your family/upbringing? Decide which traits are due to nature and which traits are due to nurture e.g. hobbies and interests or sense of humour. Try this out on other family members.
  • Mapping Skills - Identify the countries or cities within the UK where your family members originate from or live. Then plot these on a map and then create a bar chart to show the number of family members who live/lived in each city/country.

Useful Websites

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the home.

Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.

Headteacherchat - This is a blog that has links to various learning platforms. Lots of these are free to access.

Spelling frame- Practice spellings using this website

The Body Coach- He releases a 30 minute PE lesson every weekday starting Monday.

Draw with Rob – He releases a new drawing video every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10am.

 

27.03.20- Ruby Hancock for her fantastic description of different methods for addition and subtraction.